It is a testament to Aggie spirit that 97,000 plus fans packed Kyle Field to watch Texas A&M take on the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) on a chilly Saturday evening the week before Thanksgiving.

UAB arrived as a top 25 team with one loss. In the past these types of teams have proven to be A&M’s Achilles heal.

It took less than 20 seconds for the Aggies to score and they never looked back. The Aggie defense had no problem with the UAB offense.

Mond and the offense looked good as they easily moved the ball up and down the field.

Fans are pleasantly surprise by the emergence of tight end #81 Jace Sternberger, a Junior College transfer who has become the bedrock of the A&M Offense.

At halftime students stomp to the drum beat of the fighting Texas Aggie Band as they take the field. After the performance and in honor of Veterans day the entire Corps of Cadets assembles to make a 1000 plus Block T.

Mid way through the fourth quarter the conversation shifts toward LSU.

A&M vs LSU is supposed to be the renewal of an old rivalry but the Aggies have not beaten LSU since they joined the SEC West.

LSU fans know this and next week as they travel to College Station they will not hesitate to remind A&M fans.

LSU has looked strong all year.

Both teams have a short Thanksgiving week to feast heartily and prepare to close out the season.

Certainly Jimbo and his Aggies will be looking to demonstrate next Saturday that they have developed the habit of winning.